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Lakehouse2012
05-08-2019, 11:49 PM
Gentlemen Lets make this a real thread, there seems to be plenty of interest. I've got the design finished and the caster will be getting exact costs back soon.

Here's a few pics of the CAD model:

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Starting the Want list below for tracking purposes (mainly mine).

Minerat - 2 molds
Jeepvet - 2 molds
Camper64 - 2 molds
Rancher1913 - 4 molds
Beagle333 - 2 molds
JBinMN - 2 molds
Bookworm - 2 or 4 molds
MrWolf - 4 molds
Hatch - 3 molds
huntnman - 4 molds
Spothound - 2 or 4 molds
Butler Ford - 2 molds
Springfield - 4 molds
Burnt Fingers - 2 molds
portersandstouts - 2 molds
Iron369 - 3 molds
Valley Forge - 3 molds
Hammerlane - 12 molds
JPD - 4 molds
obssd1958 - 4 molds
shaggybull - 2 molds
Aodmelter- 2 molds
redhawk0 - 4 molds
ascast 2 molds
bsev81 - 4 molds (83)

Minerat
05-09-2019, 12:03 AM
I need molds like a hole in the head. Count me in for 2 to go with the others.
2 - Minerat - steveOB at outdrs dot net 80003

jeepvet
05-09-2019, 01:29 AM
I would be up interested in 2. Definitely if $15 or less each.

You did such a great job on the last buy that I bet this one will sell out very fast.

Camper64
05-09-2019, 05:36 AM
Count me in for 2.

2 - Camper64 - DWBoddicker at aol dot com 52315

rancher1913
05-09-2019, 06:41 AM
your killing me, put me down for 4.

kevin c
05-09-2019, 02:39 PM
Just curious. Have you priced out a plain mold w/o any lettering at all?

Lakehouse2012
05-09-2019, 07:01 PM
Just curious. Have you priced out a plain mold w/o any lettering at all?

Hi Kevin,

A mold without any lettering would have the same cost for the core die, as one with the redneck lettering. They have to machine a new core, so I can't get out of that cost. I could do that as a seperate round of molds, but I would have to hit a minimum # of molds to make it worthwhile. I'm thinking 100 minimum would be about 22 bucks a mold, 200 takes it down to ~15.

Beagle333
05-09-2019, 07:05 PM
Two please.
shutupandjump at yahoo dot com 36830


Price doesn't deter me, even if it's the same as last time. They are great molds. Thanks for running them again!

JBinMN
05-09-2019, 07:22 PM
I'll take two as well @ =<$15 .

2 for mnsportsman at gmail dot com 55009

Bookworm
05-09-2019, 07:25 PM
I'd go for at least 2, possibly 4.

MrWolf
05-10-2019, 10:53 AM
Your killing me :groner: Four same as last one.

HATCH
05-14-2019, 07:38 PM
I would like to purchase 3 to go with the 3 I already have.
Please advise with payment information so I can pay you when ready
CHARLES

huntnman
05-14-2019, 08:15 PM
I will take four to go with the first four.

SpotHound
05-20-2019, 08:24 AM
I'm keen for 2-4, any pictures yet?

Butler Ford
05-20-2019, 08:31 AM
I don't need them but I'd take 2 just to help with the group buy.

BF

Springfield
05-20-2019, 10:41 AM
I'll take 4, have to have the complete set! whytelw AT comcast DOT net

Burnt Fingers
05-22-2019, 12:12 PM
I'll take at least two.

cannibul at gmail dot com

Ya might want to refresh our old memories about what size ingot it will cast.

Thanks

RogerDat
05-23-2019, 05:53 AM
Hahahaha - like cats to a laser pointer! We just can't resist. Really the molds are such a good deal on price alone, throw in good size and cool design and it becomes a foregone conclusion. You really are an enabler of casting frenzy.

I'll be wanting some but let me look over the finances. I just bought some other stuff and have to balance my hobby needs against the rest of the budget concerned with silly stuff like living indoors with electricity and all that. Dear wife puts a lot of store in some of that stuff.

portersandstouts
05-23-2019, 02:18 PM
I will take two, portersandstouts (((@))) gmail (.) com

Walks
05-23-2019, 02:49 PM
You guys are Killing me. I got 20 Factory ingot molds of 6 different brands and a Lodge Scone Pan.

I just can't justify another ingot mold.

And it's KILLING me.

Iron369
05-23-2019, 03:24 PM
Id do 3

Lakehouse2012
05-23-2019, 11:01 PM
Hi Guys, I'm working on the details for this one, taking me a bit of time, but the list is coming along quickly. Turn-around wont be nearly as long as the previous GB. I'll post some graphics within the next week, just need a few hours of uninterrupted time on the computer.... But casting and ingot making have been taking my attention lately :)

RogerDat
05-24-2019, 12:54 AM
You guys are Killing me. I got 20 Factory ingot molds of 6 different brands and a Lodge Scone Pan.

I just can't justify another ingot mold.

And it's KILLING me. the cure that leads to your survival is soooo easy. Just buy a couple of the Redneck Gold ingot molds. At the expected price they are a good amount less than the RCBS and not much more than the Lee. As a conversation piece or unique item they have added value.

I'm feeling sort of warm and fuzzy toward them right now. I just made 170 lbs. of ingots in the Cast Boolit molds. :-) I have enough molds with just those but will probably buy a couple of the Redneck Gold version just because the logo will make me smile.

Valley Forge
05-24-2019, 02:54 AM
I'm in for three.
lfh at hollywoodsound dot com

Hammerlane
05-24-2019, 06:12 AM
I'm in for 12 yes 12
Thanks Rob

MrWolf
05-24-2019, 10:25 AM
I'm thinking of using these for my pure lead and soww and the cast boolits for coww's and "others".

Teemu
05-25-2019, 10:12 AM
Just wondering... Any idea how much is shipping fees to EU? To Finland? Do those ingot molds fit small/medium USPS box..?

Wondering because some mold makers (USA) ships under 20$ and some near 40$...

Lakehouse2012
05-25-2019, 11:19 AM
Just wondering... Any idea how much is shipping fees to EU? To Finland? Do those ingot molds fit small/medium USPS box..?

Wondering because some mold makers (USA) ships under 20$ and some near 40$...Hi Teemu,

There has been several interested in the molds, i will look into the most cost effective method of shipping to Europe. At a glance, my USPS says $61 USD, i think i can do better with some searching.

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JPD
05-25-2019, 12:31 PM
I would be game for four moulds. p devers At aol dot com

Thank you for putting in the time on this.


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jmar254
05-25-2019, 11:23 PM
Id take a look at them, following.

obssd1958
05-26-2019, 01:04 AM
I would be interested in 4.

Don

shaggybull
05-27-2019, 02:54 AM
I would be interested in 2. shaggybull@yahoo.com

Teemu
05-27-2019, 11:37 AM
Hi Teemu,

There has been several interested in the molds, i will look into the most cost effective method of shipping to Europe. At a glance, my USPS says $61 USD, i think i can do better with some searching.

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Darn.... That is out of my pay grade. Well I use my muffin tray. It works well. If there is cheaper way I may be interested.

Lakehouse2012
05-28-2019, 10:28 PM
Hey Guys, I made updates tonight on the molds, I've added pics to post #1 and have sent the files over to my caster, I'll have final costs back really soon!

What do you think of the graphics? :)

Aodmelter
05-29-2019, 07:40 AM
Put me down for two.

Burnt Fingers
05-30-2019, 12:46 PM
Hey Guys, I made updates tonight on the molds, I've added pics to post #1 and have sent the files over to my caster, I'll have final costs back really soon!

What do you think of the graphics? :)

Those look great!

Springfield
05-30-2019, 01:43 PM
I changed mine from 2 to 4.

Lakehouse2012
05-30-2019, 01:52 PM
I changed mine from 2 to 4.Thanks, i updated you

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Beagle333
05-30-2019, 02:31 PM
The graphics look good to me!

redhawk0
05-30-2019, 02:57 PM
CANCEL

redhawk

Minerat
05-31-2019, 01:15 AM
It looks good to me too. I blamed you last weekend when I cut an old Propane tank in half. The SWAMBO ask why. Told her Lighthouse2012 was tempting me to get into smelting by making these cool ingot moulds. She wanted to know who this bad influence and enabler was (you) but I defended your honor and blamed it on my bad habits and explained really it would save me money in not having to buy from Roto Metals. No sure she believed me as she walked away shaking her head.:bigsmyl2:

Lakehouse2012
05-31-2019, 06:49 AM
It looks good to me too. I blamed you last weekend when I cut an old Propane tank in half. The SWAMBO ask why. Told her Lighthouse2012 was tempting me to get into smelting by making these cool ingot moulds. She wanted to know who this bad influence and enabler was (you) but I defended your honor and blamed it on my bad habits and explained really it would save me money in not having to buy from Roto Metals. No sure she believed me as she walked away shaking her head.:bigsmyl2:Hahahahahaha, thanks for the laugh this morning

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Lakehouse2012
06-05-2019, 11:25 PM
I'll have an update for you all in the next few days, I'm almost complete with the details, stay tuned!!

ascast
06-05-2019, 11:53 PM
I would like 2 if $15 each or so. Could you add letters, like RP for range pick up and ?? for unkmown, maybe? What is OT?

Lakehouse2012
06-06-2019, 12:03 AM
I would like 2 if $15 each or so. Could you add letters, like RP for range pick up and ?? for unkmown, maybe? What is OT?

Price will be about that, depending on how many you order.

Letters are PB for Lead, WW for wheel weights, LN for Lino and OT for other. I cant easily modify the letters, there is a cost for reworking the die.

redhawk0
06-08-2019, 12:02 PM
CANCEL

redhawk

Lakehouse2012
06-09-2019, 12:16 AM
Lakehouse2012....put me down for another 2. (4 total)

redhawk

I've updated you, thanks!!

bsev81
06-10-2019, 11:10 AM
Count me in for four, please and thank you.

Lakehouse2012
06-11-2019, 10:56 PM
Count me in for four, please and thank you.

Hi bsev81, I've got you on the list! Thanks!!

Springfield
06-13-2019, 12:39 PM
How many do you want to get before ordering? Do you have this GB posted on any other sites?

Lakehouse2012
06-14-2019, 01:00 AM
Hi Springfield,

I've been working through a few details on the molds and I now have everything figured out. I'm becoming a Vendor Sponsor and am going to start selling them outright. The advantage for folks is they wont have to put their money in and wait months for the molds, I have decided to front all the costs for this next die change and I've already placed the order with the caster. He has already casted a second order of the Cast Boolits logo and is finishing up the die change for this new mold, I expect to have them both in hand within a month.

I'll be putting together my VS sales area in the next few days so everybody knows pricing. It's not going to be much different then what the first run went for, I'm not doing this to get rich... :D :guntootsmiley:

I like creating for you guys, and I think I can do it better if its not a slow and cumbersome process like some of the GB's can currently run. I'd like to start keeping consistant stock on the molds, and then start taking ideas from you-all for new molds that I can create and offer.

Way off topic to the thread, but imagine custom brass ladle's that will handle pours in these big molds. Making proper tooling gets me excited...


How many do you want to get before ordering? Do you have this GB posted on any other sites?

azrednek
06-14-2019, 01:24 AM
Just a suggestion if you're getting into the mold business. Have you considered making a hammer head mold?? Had one floating around the board years ago but some creep member got it on loan and disappeared.

Lakehouse2012
06-14-2019, 07:19 AM
Just a suggestion if you're getting into the mold business. Have you considered making a hammer head mold?? Had one floating around the board years ago but some creep member got it on loan and disappeared.I like the idea! Ill have to get some drawings togerher

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azrednek
06-16-2019, 07:34 PM
I like the idea! Ill have to get some drawings togerher

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Have you considered starting an interest thread on the hammer head mold??

Lakehouse2012
06-16-2019, 08:52 PM
Have you considered starting an interest thread on the hammer head mold??Do you have any pics of the one you are using ?

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azrednek
06-17-2019, 01:46 AM
Do you have any pics of the one you are using ?

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Sorry, no longer have mine as it got left behind during a hasty move before divorce papers arrived.

Lakehouse2012
06-17-2019, 03:40 AM
Sorry, no longer have mine as it got left behind during a hasty move before divorce papers arrived.Search google and get some preferred designs to start me out.

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bsev81
06-17-2019, 12:22 PM
Lakehouse, not sure if it will really matter since you're getting a VS up and running but can you remove me from this list? I thought the Cast Boolits mold would not be run again and i'm curious to see what other designs pop up. Thanks

jnutz19
06-18-2019, 11:13 AM
Im in for 4!


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Ohiopatriot
06-21-2019, 10:42 PM
I can't resist, ****. Put me down for 2. Thanks.

LeadHead72
06-22-2019, 05:19 PM
So this is the first that I have heard of this project. Will this be an aluminum or iron mould, how many ingots does it cast and does it have a wooden handle or what? If it's going to be like the original that was made can someone show me a picture of one from the original run?

Springfield
06-25-2019, 10:52 AM
http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?375184-CLOSED-4-cavity-Ingot-molds/page19
Go to post 345 for a pic of the original ingots

LeadHead72
06-25-2019, 11:22 AM
If they're coming in at about $15/mold please put me down for 3.

Lakehouse2012
06-30-2019, 07:53 AM
Gentlemen, im waiting for molds to get delivered, id say im 2-4 weeks from having everything in hand and at that point i will start invoicing and shipping just like Miha does it.

Feel free to post that you are interested and ill get you on the list.

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Springfield
07-01-2019, 12:25 AM
I'd still like 4, please.

jnutz19
07-01-2019, 12:50 AM
In for 4


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Butler Ford
07-01-2019, 04:23 AM
I don't need them but I'd take 2 just to help with the group buy.

BF

Since the "group buy" no longer needs help, please remove me from the list. Thanks

BF

Ramson222
07-01-2019, 04:49 AM
I'm in for 2 if $15 a peice plus shipping.

Ramson 22 at yahoo dot com

daloper
07-01-2019, 05:50 AM
Please put me done for 4.
daloper at outlook dot com

Ohiopatriot
07-02-2019, 09:12 PM
Ohio patriot 45 at g mail dot com

For 2

brass410
07-04-2019, 07:18 AM
ya ok, just what I need, more stuff put me up for 2, thanks leslee one four seven at one four seven Hotmail dot com

redhawk0
07-10-2019, 03:29 PM
CANCEL

redhawk

huntnman
07-15-2019, 05:01 PM
Send pay request for, four ingot molds to huntnman ((at)) swbell ((dot)) net

JBinMN
07-15-2019, 09:15 PM
Do ya have a reasonable time that these will be done & available?

I have been sitting on about 6-700 pounds of stuff to put into ingots.

I can always just do what I have with the ingot molds I have. Just would like at least some sort of a date for purchase /delivery...

Seems kind of fair to ask. IMO, anyway.

Lakehouse2012
07-15-2019, 09:45 PM
Do ya have a reasonable time that these will be done & available?

I have been sitting on about 6-700 pounds of stuff to put into ingots.

I can always just do what I have with the ingot molds I have. Just would like at least some sort of a date for purchase /delivery...

Seems kind of fair to ask. IMO, anyway.Yes its a very reasonable request. [emoji16]

The die maker has the mold finished and has cast all the parts. He told me this morning that he will get them to his shipping company this week. So my estimate is 3-4 weeks ill have molds in hand and start shipping to everyone. It doesnt take me long to box up and give to my postman.

Id suggest you wait just a bit longer and you will have molds in hand.

Sorry for not giving more frequent updates, was hoping id stay ahead of the curve with everybody out shooting during the summer.

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JBinMN
07-15-2019, 09:46 PM
Yes its a very reasonable request. [emoji16]

The die maker has the mold finished and has cast all the parts. He told me this morning that he will get them to his shipping company this week. So my estimate is 3-4 weeks ill have molds in hand and start shipping to everyone. It doesnt take me long to box up and give to my postman.

Id suggest you wait just a bit longer and you will have molds in hand.

Sorry for not giving more frequent updates, was hoping id stay ahead of the curve with everybody out shooting during the summer.

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Thanks!, for the update!
I appreciate it! I can wait a bit more...
:)

kevin c
07-19-2019, 05:11 AM
Lakehouse, are you going ahead on being a vendor here? Will you be getting in more of the CB logo version? Do you think there will be other versions (plain w/o any markings, for instance)? Did you finalize the unit price?

Sorry to pepper you with all the questions, but it'd help me make some decisions.

No_1
07-19-2019, 05:53 AM
Lakehouse, are you going ahead on being a vendor here?

He is a VS here.

Lakehouse2012
07-19-2019, 06:43 AM
Hi Kevin,

Yes on the VS. However I'm not setting up the account name until I get product in and can take the pics, list it, and be able to sell to everyone, immediately. I dont want to take orders and then have people wait for parts to come to me.

Yes I am getting more of the CB logo in, at same time the RG is coming, which should be no more than 3 weeks to my door. (molds are being boxed and shipped and should make it onto a ship this week)

Yes, I will definitely be doing other logo's and designs. I can actually change pretty-much anything on the mold as we work through the process.

Let me get the store setup, once the molds are in hand, and we can decide if blank molds is right for you. or, IM me and I can start estimating for you?


Lakehouse, are you going ahead on being a vendor here? Will you be getting in more of the CB logo version? Do you think there will be other versions (plain w/o any markings, for instance)? Did you finalize the unit price?

Sorry to pepper you with all the questions, but it'd help me make some decisions.

jnutz19
07-19-2019, 06:54 AM
Lake house, how many RG molds do you have coming? Noticed the want list never got updated.


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Lakehouse2012
07-19-2019, 08:06 AM
Lake house, how many RG molds do you have coming? Noticed the want list never got updated.


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jnutz19
07-19-2019, 08:15 AM
600..... i went deep on this one. :)

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Awesome!


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Lakehouse2012
07-28-2019, 06:56 PM
These ingot molds are INBOUND! I have confirmation from my my die-caster that they have left their facility and are on their way towards me. Wont be much longer now!

rancher1913
07-28-2019, 07:45 PM
must have missed the payment notice, will seek to rectify that shortly.

Lakehouse2012
07-28-2019, 08:01 PM
must have missed the payment notice, will seek to rectify that shortly.You haven't missed it, im running this one different. Once i have molds in hand i will send invoices to each person.

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Lakehouse2012
08-11-2019, 09:12 AM
Update on my next shipment of molds:

Transport company didnt keep all the documents with the packages so customs sent them back from the US dock. My die-caster feels horrible about this and is very sorry to be holding you all up.

He is expediting the shipment to me again using Air to move the process the fastest. I expect to see them with 1 week.

Sorry guys but we are getting close. Hold on a bit longer...

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Springfield
08-11-2019, 01:59 PM
Too hot to be melting anything anyway. Thanks for the update.

Meatpuppet
08-11-2019, 10:24 PM
If there is an overrun, I will take 2 ingots.

45workhorse
08-11-2019, 11:06 PM
If possible, two please.
shasselbackathamptoncountyscdotorg
Thanks

daloper
08-12-2019, 06:03 AM
I have lead waiting to go in these:bigsmyl2:

Pbaker
08-17-2019, 10:58 PM
Am I too late to get in on this?

Lakehouse2012
08-17-2019, 11:51 PM
Am I too late to get in on this?

No Sir, you are fine on timing. I am expecting the next shipment to be in my hands in the next week. I'll update everyone on this thread when they arrive and start shipping out.

daengmei
08-19-2019, 01:18 PM
Still available? I'll take 2 please.

maengdei at Hotmail dot com

Don1357
08-27-2019, 11:16 AM
Any news?

Lakehouse2012
08-27-2019, 11:29 AM
Any news?Im close to having molds in hand... i received and automated call from UPS International that i have freight inbound. Im really hoping to jave them in jand before friday.

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Hammerlane
08-27-2019, 04:31 PM
is this going to be a paypal thing or a CK or MO thing Thanks Rob

Lakehouse2012
08-27-2019, 05:46 PM
is this going to be a paypal thing or a CK or MO thing Thanks RobIll take check, MO or paypal but no CC's for now

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Meatpuppet
08-27-2019, 09:34 PM
I had previously asked for 2 if any overruns. Can I bump it to 4?

Thanks,

Lakehouse2012
08-27-2019, 10:24 PM
I had previously asked for 2 if any overruns. Can I bump it to 4?

Thanks,Absolutely, i will have enough for you.

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Lakehouse2012
08-29-2019, 10:56 PM
Hey Guys,

Want to give you an update. The Product Manager (Andy) for the company making the die-castings fell out of contact with me on August 10th. It was VERY unusual because for the past year he has been fantastic at keeping me updated on their progress. I have been calling and texting and emailing like crazy cause I've invested a huge chunk of cash in this upcoming order. To say I was stressed was an under-statement...

Today, Andy's boss reached out to me to tell me that Andy is in the hospital in and out of consciousness. I dont know what happened yet, but She was very apologetic for leaving me hanging for 2 weeks and has promised to get the order on a plane to me in the next few days.

So:
1) please say a prayer for Andy, although you dont know him, he has been busting his but for us all, he made the first set of molds and these next ones (Redkneck Gold) will be just as nice.
2) know that within the next 1-2 weeks I will get my VS page populated, get all of you invoiced and start getting these ingot molds into your hands in time for fall.
3) I've started a new job and in the next month or so, I'll be moving but this WON'T affect this ordering. The new home will have a ton more space for me to start taking on more of these types of projects.

Side-note... I've got WAY north of 4K lbs of lead right now, and the new company is moving me and my lead.... That makes me smile at night, its the simple things in life. :)

thraxx
08-30-2019, 12:26 AM
congrats on the new job!

I'm looking forward to the new VS page. :-D

Don1357
08-30-2019, 04:28 AM
I asked via pm to be put on the list for one of the new design and one of the old if you got more. I don't see my name on the list kept on the first post. Just making sure.

45workhorse
08-30-2019, 07:53 PM
I asked via pm to be put on the list for one of the new design and one of the old if you got more. I don't see my name on the list kept on the first post. Just making sure.

Ditto for me also.
In for two.
shasselback at hamptoncoutysc.org

Lakehouse2012
08-31-2019, 08:24 AM
Morning Guys,

Thanks Thraxx!

I will update post #1 soon but for now, if you have posted anywhere in the thread, you will get ingot molds. :)



congrats on the new job!

I'm looking forward to the new VS page. :-D


I asked via pm to be put on the list for one of the new design and one of the old if you got more. I don't see my name on the list kept on the first post. Just making sure.


Ditto for me also.
In for two.
shasselback at hamptoncoutysc.org

shell70634
08-31-2019, 03:50 PM
Ref PM; 4 for me.

Thanx
Shelly

Broomstraw
09-02-2019, 12:40 AM
The other ingot molds turned out amazing. I got 4 in the last mold buy.... Lets keep the tradition going....LOL

Put me down for 4

ALbroomS AT CoMcast DOT Net

jeepvet
09-10-2019, 04:42 PM
I'm just wondering what is going on. On August 11 the molds were on a US dock but were turned back due to a paperwork problem. Then on August 27 you got an email from UPS International that an air shipment was inbound. Then on August 29 the shipper lady tells you that she will get the molds on a plane in the next couple of days. Since then we have had no word. They should have been here by now if they had been placed on a slow boat from China. What gives?

rancher1913
09-10-2019, 05:05 PM
what gives is called murphy's law, he has not charged anybody yet and he has a full time job, this is just a side gig to help cast boolit members so constant updates may not happen, have patience grasshopper ;-)

jeepvet
09-10-2019, 05:57 PM
I understand. I'm just hoping Lakehouse didn't get scammed. I think I am starting to smell a rat. Been there, done that.

Lakehouse2012
09-10-2019, 07:05 PM
Yeah, there have been some delays but im confident that im not being scammed. Ive been in daily contact with the manager and the shipment left hong kong last Saturday. While im not pleased with all the mistakes made, these molds will arrive soon.

To make things more difficult..... im in the middle of packing up the house and moving next week, so the molds will come to me here, or they will be freight forwarded.

Lets see where we are at next week, i think (hope) very close to distribution.

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redhawk0
09-10-2019, 07:25 PM
It's nothing against you, Lakehouse....but it's getting to a point where, I'll believe it when I see it. I'll be the first to admit I'm a glass half empty guy...so I'm also hoping it isn't a scam against you. Keep us posted.

redhawk

Lakehouse2012
09-10-2019, 07:47 PM
It's nothing against you, Lakehouse....but it's getting to a point where, I'll believe it when I see it. I'll be the first to admit I'm a glass half empty guy...so I'm also hoping it isn't a scam against you. Keep us posted.

redhawkFaith my friends, and im not the holy-roller type but faith in humanity.

Common sense in me says there is no way the company would complete the first shipment then show me pics of the finished dies for the new molds, and not come through.

If i had to guess, its the Trump sanctions that have just locked up the import docks and the Chinese government have tried to slow the trade machine down from their side.

These molds ARE in route. [emoji16][emoji16][emoji16]

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Minerat
09-10-2019, 10:33 PM
No sweat they'll get here.

dverna
09-12-2019, 10:02 AM
I am likely late to the party.

If anyone backs out or there are extras I would take three. Absolutely no hurry.

Just let me know when to pay and where to send funds.

Thanks

Lakehouse2012
09-12-2019, 10:06 AM
I am likely late to the party.

If anyone backs out or there are extras I would take three. Absolutely no hurry.

Just let me know when to pay and where to send funds.

ThanksYou're not late there will be plenty, again driving thanks to voice to text...

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Don1357
09-28-2019, 03:30 AM
Any news?

Lakehouse2012
09-29-2019, 08:04 AM
Any news?Im still waiting for shipment to come in.

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Lakehouse2012
10-29-2019, 07:23 PM
Hi Guys,

One of you prompted me today, to give an update.

I got feedback last night from the manager of the dept. They had shipped the molds to me 6+ weeks ago, the boxes had made it to customs (not sure if at the host country or US) and was put on hold (seized)... Apparently they destroyed a portion of the order and then shipped the rest back to the die-caster. He is extremely sorry for all the difficulty this has caused and is having the entire order re-made and will be shipping it out to me again (3rd time) within a week. It's a series of unfortunate events, BUT I'm confident they they will arrive within a month at my doorstep.

Keep your fingers crossed and your wallets ready, these will ship in time to give as Christmas presents... :)

Thanks,

LH

Minerat
10-29-2019, 10:36 PM
Lol, probably destroyed into the black market or scrap yard from customs. Oh the cynic in me just escaped, sorry bout that. In five years no one will care how long it took, they will only wish they has some.

45workhorse
10-29-2019, 11:59 PM
You got that right Minerat! (Post 119)
Waiting patiently!

Springfield
10-30-2019, 06:58 PM
To me their story seems to lack details, which makes it very suspicious. Hopefully I am wrong.

Don1357
10-31-2019, 01:50 PM
Did you get a tracking number for the last shipment? You would have been able to see the progress with it, right to the point the alleged partial destruction happened...

Sounds like they screwed up, never filed your order, and now are giving you a ******** story to hide the fact. Customs "partially" destroying a confiscated lot? What; they got tired of breaking them so just said "to hell with it, send the rest back, that's enough of a lesson!" I ordered a single computer case from China, a sub $50 purchase and i could see were the package was at all times with the tracking number.

Three good news is that if they are still talking chances are they'll eventually ship. I would make sure I get a tracking number and I would look for another mold caster.

redhawk0
10-31-2019, 03:09 PM
Someone in the good old USA must be able to make them....I'm surprised you had to go to China in the first place. Knowing that they are from China...I'm canceling my order.

redhawk

Springfield
10-31-2019, 03:34 PM
As I recall he looked at many places in the US but no one was willing to do a small order. Too bad, because the second order was so much larger.The first batch of Chinese ones were excellent, and I am still hoping to get some more.

Lakehouse2012
11-01-2019, 12:42 PM
Springfield is correct, i had multiple US casters quote me for making the tooling and casting the parts.From the cheapest manufacturer each ingot mold would have been $65 + shipping . Far more than most anyone would have paid for any of them.

I sourced to this company based on cost, much like "many" people shop at walmart.....

If purchasing an ingot mold from china is an issue for you, and usage of the phone or computer you are using to type your message on this forum is not? Those devices were also made elsewhere..... just suggesting that we keep perspective here.

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jeepvet
11-01-2019, 11:49 PM
Hey guys, I think we need to take it easy on Lakehouse. It's not like he got into this just so he could through his money away. Have any of you already paid for your ingot molds? I think most of you have had something like this happen to you in the past, even from USA manufacturers. If you have not it will in the future. We all must learn from these kinds of situations and not blame the wrong person. So, I think we need to support Lakehouse instead of tell him what he should have done. If these Redneck Gold molds are like his Cast Boolits molds they will be well worth the wait.

Minerat
11-02-2019, 12:05 AM
^^^+1^^^

JBinMN
11-02-2019, 10:40 AM
I am just patiently waiting.
:)

RogerDat
11-02-2019, 12:31 PM
would not be surprised that things are a little screwed up by the trade dispute between US and China, if the company does other business for "regular" customers we may be a victim of being a "special case" where the shipping and workflow is different than normal.

Not even terribly surprised that a manager would say went out yesterday and someone further down the chain would say going out today. Who runs to tell the manager you had to postpone the shipment until tomorrow that you told him was going out today?

I have no idea about the current status of tariffs but it isn't hard to imagine a shipment running afoul of those changes either by not having the right paperwork, having unexpected taxes or duties not paid, or having the content incorrectly identified for the purpose of duties. I can also see how if a shipment got out of the normal container to truck/rail delivery pipeline the pallet could more easily sustain cargo damage.

Some being "destroyed" and the rest sent back doesn't really say if that was accidental or intentional. Having worked with people with English as second language I have heard them sometimes use a "correct" word but in a less appropriate or accurate way. In some ways the better their English skills the more likely it is that the word will "fit" but be a somewhat misleading choice. We might say "some were badly damaged and the rest sent back". Or just "they were sent back but some were badly damaged" Damaged beyond use and destroyed have the same technical meaning but native speakers would use them differently.

As for them being from China I would remind folks that trading with other parts of the world has been going on since biblical times. Starts with trading for natural resources not locally available, progresses into goods made from those resources, and eventually arrives at durable goods made more cheaply or of higher quality. The Vikings had Turkish jewelry, the Roman empire fed itself with wheat from Egypt, Colonies sent lumber and fish to Europe. Europe sent cloth and metal ware to the world. Great Britain lead the way with the industrialization of those industries there. Eventually the US supplied the majority of the worlds autos, often with machine tools made in Germany. It wasn't that Kodak didn't make camera's it was that Ziess made better ones.

We import more from China than they do from us but we also export more to other countries than we import from them. China is the most efficient source for some goods. But we buy a lot of electronics from Korea and how many scopes come from Japan? We buy oil from Mexico but sell them back more in refined fuel and lubricants. So yes if we wanted to pay wages to support an American standard of living we could be working on computers or phone all made in the US. Instead we buy from the source that is the most efficient use of our money.

I like the molds already purchased. If there was a US manufacturer that could have provided them at even a competitive price I would have been surprised if Lakehouse had not used them. But I'm buying zero at $65 while at what the last ones cost I bought six. And when these come in if available I will buy at least one or probably two more.

Lakehouse2012
11-04-2019, 04:51 PM
My casting guys are coming through for us! These are newly cast molds he made over the weekend and will be boxed up for shipping this week.

This company is going above and beyond to get tools into our hands...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191104/bca551e4d9f45f6f858fe533e04c5d5f.jpg

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Minerat
11-04-2019, 08:49 PM
Good deal, we'll see them sooner then later.

JBinMN
11-04-2019, 10:06 PM
Thanks for the update!
:)

JimB..
11-05-2019, 06:13 AM
So maybe I’ve screwed up, I kept seeing the title of the thread saying it was a feeler and figured that ya’ll were still arguing over design. Anyway, if not too late I’d love to get in for 4.

4 for JimB.. and I’m Jim at calldialog period and the 3 letter abbreviation of commercial.

Lakehouse2012
11-05-2019, 07:41 AM
So maybe Ive screwed up, I kept seeing the title of the thread saying it was a feeler and figured that yall were still arguing over design. Anyway, if not too late Id love to get in for 4.

4 for JimB.. and Im Jim at calldialog period and the 3 letter abbreviation of commercial.Youre fine Jim, i ordered lots of molds, once they arrive i will put out invoices for everyone.

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tunnug
11-05-2019, 10:14 AM
Awsome, even though I'm on here almost daily, this is the first time I've seen this, I'd like to buy two please, thank you.

ps; Sent PM

Springfield
11-06-2019, 11:09 AM
A Christmas present to myself!

rockrat
11-07-2019, 10:46 PM
I will take 4 of them, if you have extras!!

Lakehouse2012
11-09-2019, 08:47 AM
Morning guys,

Thamks for posting your interest.
.
When molds come in, i will be reaching out to all of you individually.


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Lakehouse2012
11-09-2019, 08:50 AM
My casting guys are taking care of things very well! This pic is of 24 boxes all ready for transfer to me.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191109/8f914f1fc0b0184941b41d1f3fefc2df.jpg

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SouTexShooter
11-14-2019, 06:22 PM
Id take 6 if you have additional available.

Thanks,
SouTexShooter


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Lakehouse2012
11-14-2019, 11:38 PM
I’d take 6 if you have additional available.

Thanks,
SouTexShooter


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There will definitely be plenty available. I should have these in hand within a few weeks. Once I have them I will post here and in my new Vendor Sponsor area.

Thanks for the patience,

Lakehouse

Slugster
11-15-2019, 07:59 PM
Hi Lakehouse:
I will take 2 of the Redneck Gold ingot molds. Let me know when they come in.

Thank you for your efforts to get this deal to fruition.

Slugster

Dickieray
11-15-2019, 08:39 PM
Thanks Lakehouse!
I'll want 2

RogerDat
11-15-2019, 08:45 PM
Please invoice me for 2 when you get the other orders handled. PM works best. I hope to enjoy these as much as the earlier Cast Boolit molds.

How close are you to knowing a final cost and the resulting price?

SouTexShooter
11-15-2019, 08:53 PM
Thanks much, let me know when youre ready for funds.


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robbyPGP2014
11-15-2019, 09:08 PM
I'm in for 2. How do I pay?

Springfield
11-15-2019, 09:15 PM
Slow down, guys, they are still on their way from across the sea. He had 600 of them made, so I'm sure there will be plenty to go around. Can't wait for my 6!

jessdigs
11-15-2019, 11:47 PM
I would be interested in two molds as well if they are available.
I imagine your getting bombarded, so I'll be patient. Thanks


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Lakehouse2012
11-29-2019, 12:52 AM
The molds are getting closer to me!! The manufacturer told me today that they are in US customs and he should be getting me tracking info very soon. Fingers crossed they will be in stock before Xmas.

Horseman1
12-02-2019, 01:48 PM
I would be in for two. Lakehouse, I read through this whole thread and you have a lot of patience :). Thanks for doing this. I'll wait for your Vendor Sponsor Page. Hopefully,you will have enough to supply my small time requirements.

Regards,
H1

BrutalAB
12-09-2019, 01:48 PM
Put me in line for 2 when you get them! Just found this cause it was mentioned in another area, redneck gold? Must have!

Lakehouse2012
12-09-2019, 02:35 PM
Thanks guys for spreading the word and the interest. My guy tells me that they are in the hands of UPS, and that i should get tracking info this week. Getting close!!!

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7br
12-09-2019, 11:45 PM
Put me down for two.

Springfield
12-10-2019, 01:02 AM
If the UPS has them today then from my experience they should be in your hands next Monday.

Lakehouse2012
12-10-2019, 01:13 AM
If the UPS has them today them from my experience they should be in your hands next Monday.I hope so.... this wait is kicking my but.

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wwmartin
12-10-2019, 10:45 AM
Put me down for 4.
Let me know about payment and shipping.
Bill

Lakehouse2012
12-11-2019, 06:40 PM
WooooooooHoooooooo!!! I just got home from work to find a pile of boxes by my back door!!! More posts to follow tonight, i will get my VS area up and prices out there in the next 24 hours!

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Minerat
12-11-2019, 07:18 PM
Nice!!

I get Serial numbers 1 and 2 right?:kidding:

Merry Christmas,

Steve.

jeepvet
12-11-2019, 08:37 PM
I guess that means mine are serial # 3 & 4 then. Boy do I feel like a six year old on Christmas Eve!

Camper64
12-11-2019, 10:08 PM
I then must be 5 and 6. [smilie=l:

45workhorse
12-11-2019, 11:24 PM
Just as long as I get two. I'll take 599 and 600!

robbyPGP2014
12-12-2019, 09:23 AM
I,ll take 2. robvickybinion1976@gmaildotcom

Lakehouse2012
12-12-2019, 10:48 PM
I've got my VS page up, pics, pricing and shipping details are available here:

http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?392510-2-5-Lb-Aluminum-Ingot-molds-Redneck-Gold-amp-Cast-Boolits-are-now-in-stock!&p=4782231#post4782231

huntnman
12-13-2019, 11:36 PM
Are you going to send pay notices to those of us all ready on the list, or are we supposed to order from new Vender site? Greg<huntnman

Lakehouse2012
12-14-2019, 12:27 AM
Are you going to send pay notices to those of us all ready on the list, or are we supposed to order from new Vender site? Greg<huntnman

Hi Greg,

I am trying to catch up at the moment, getting site updated and filling the requests that came in through the VS post. I am not ignoring anyone, it's been overwhelming for me to get this all setup. It would be great if you PM'd me what you would like and how you want to pay, I'll get to those sooner than I will be able to run through 10+ pages of posts and putting a list together.

Thanks,

JBinMN
12-14-2019, 01:30 AM
Hey....


Hi Greg,

I am trying to catch up at the moment, getting site updated and filling the requests that came in through the VS post. I am not ignoring anyone, it's been overwhelming for me to get this all setup. It would be great if you PM'd me what you would like and how you want to pay, I'll get to those sooner than I will be able to run through 10+ pages of posts and putting a list together.

Thanks,

Your Original Post & a list...:


Gentlemen Lets make this a real thread, there seems to be plenty of interest. I've got the design finished and the caster will be getting exact costs back soon.

Here's a few pics of the CAD model:

242558

242559

Starting the Want list below for tracking purposes (mainly mine).

Minerat - 2 molds
Jeepvet - 2 molds
Camper64 - 2 molds
Rancher1913 - 4 molds
Beagle333 - 2 molds
JBinMN - 2 molds
Bookworm - 2 or 4 molds
MrWolf - 4 molds
Hatch - 3 molds
huntnman - 4 molds
Spothound - 2 or 4 molds
Butler Ford - 2 molds
Springfield - 4 molds
Burnt Fingers - 2 molds
portersandstouts - 2 molds
Iron369 - 3 molds
Valley Forge - 3 molds
Hammerlane - 12 molds
JPD - 4 molds
obssd1958 - 4 molds
shaggybull - 2 molds
Aodmelter- 2 molds
redhawk0 - 4 molds
ascast 2 molds
bsev81 - 4 molds (83)

This is your OP.^ ^ ^

You "were" updating the list as folks wanted the molds.

I would think that THESE FOLKS in that list would be the ones first in line & not the ones who go thru your New VS forum.

Particularly since these folks, including me, were supportive of this venture, even before your VS was worked out.

Would'nt you think that would be the Right thing to do????


I do.

Lakehouse2012
12-14-2019, 01:46 AM
Yes JBinMN,

I fully intend to go through that list and inform each person. Please understand that this is not a livelyhood, I have a full-time job, family, etc. I know that you have seen me do the very best I can over the last several years. It takes time to write each person a PM (you can see that list doesnt contain emails) and give them an invoice that they never agreed to, because I wasn't able to price anything until now.

So far this week, I've inventoried 100's of molds within 24 hours, put the VS page and pricing together in the second 24 hours, and now I'm spending 30 minutes writing posts to defend my overloaded position. I will be sending you a PM tonight, with invoice information.


Hey....



Your Original Post & a list...:



This is your OP.^ ^ ^

You "were" updating the list as folks wanted the molds.

I would think that THESE FOLKS in that list would be the ones first in line & not the ones who go thru your New VS forum.

Particularly since these folks, including me, were supportive of this venture, even before your VS was worked out.

Would'nt you think that would be the Right thing to do????


I do.

Springfield
12-14-2019, 01:50 AM
I ordered my 4, wasn't that difficult. It's not like he is going to run out of moulds anytime soon.

daloper
12-14-2019, 07:55 AM
I sent a message for some to get the paypal info. I am on the original list so I will wait for the reply. Glad you finally got them. Good luck on this.

Lakehouse2012
12-15-2019, 12:53 PM
To all my CB friends;

A VERY heartfelt THANK YOU, to all that have supported me through this venture. Lots of highs and lows, as there is in the business world....

I have just finished going through the entire list and all the posts and have sent each person that showed interest a PM or invoice. It gives all the pricing, payment and shipping options. Hopefully I've missed no one. I apologize if you received more than 1 PM from me, I tried remembering who I sent to, but my memory fades some days :)

Please tell your friends about these and send them my way. Everything is being sold exclusively through this forum, you can't get these anywhere else in the world!

At the moment, I have MANY in stock of the Cast Boolits & the Redneck Gold.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas

Lakehouse2012

Lakehouse2012
12-16-2019, 07:11 PM
Heads up for anyone still reading this thread.... :)

http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?392716-Giveaway-2-Free-Ingot-Molds-Winner-chooses-CB-or-Redneck-Gold&p=4784941#post4784941

Springfield
12-17-2019, 12:34 PM
Pic of first ingot from my new moulds.253187

Lakehouse2012
12-17-2019, 11:21 PM
That there is priceless! :) Thanks for posting the first ingot from this new mold, I havent had the time....


Pic of first ingot from my new moulds.253187

robbyPGP2014
12-31-2019, 09:28 AM
Just opened my Redneck Gold ingot molds, very nice now I have to fire up the turkey fryer and dutch oven(qt) and try it Thanks !!!

Lakehouse2012
01-01-2020, 09:49 AM
Happy New Year to you all!

For anyone looking to create ingot molds, I've got them in stock now:

http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?392510-2-5-Lb-Aluminum-Ingot-molds-Redneck-Gold-amp-Cast-Boolits-are-now-in-stock!

Lakehouse2012
09-10-2020, 10:16 PM
For anyone who catches this thread and thinks its old, I've got an active thread here:

http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?393253-VS-WTS-Redneck-Gold-amp-Cast-Boolits-4-tray-Ingot-molds